Made in North Carolina Basket….

The winner for the “Made in NC” basket with the crab pot Christmas tree will be drawn December 8th at the library. This drawing  is actually two baskets and the crab pot tree! One basket was donated by Donna Comer of State Farm and we thank her for her generous donation.  Tickets can be purchased right up until the winning raffle ticket is drawn by Santa. Tickets are $1.00 for one ticket or $2.00 for three tickets.


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Being Thankful…


As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, it reminds me to reflect on my nation, state, community, friends, coworkers and family.  I usually do not have any trouble finding several items to be thankful for.  My difficulty comes in turning the events that have been effecting all of us, the aftermath of the election, the forest fires in the western part of our state, the flooding from Hurricane Matthew etc., into items to be thankful for as well.

While pondering these events I realize I am very thankful to live in the wonderful town of Havelock.  We are reminded daily how many of our neighbors have dedicated their lives in support of our nation through their service to our country, past and present.  Every time I go to the library and a plane flies over with its deafening roar,  I am reminded of this fact. We are extremely lucky to have such a well equipped library and really compassionate staff trying to make our community just a little bit better not only by lending books, magazines and dvd’s but also by being there to answer questions about computers, elections, forest fires, and flooding. The staff is always there to help in any way possible to assist you in getting the information you need on a variety of subjects.  I am also thankful for our patrons who are supportive of our Library and the various programs that are scheduled for fun and enjoyment.  So the next time you are in town, stop by the Havelock – Craven County Public Library just to say Hi and thank you.

As a reminder, The Havelock-Craven County Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24,  Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, 2016 in order to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The Library will reopen on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the regular time, 10:00 am.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday  from the staff of your local library!



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Bunco and Books Review!

The Bunco and Books event on November 6th, 2016 was a huge hit! We had a big crowd and will consider doing this again.

Here are some pictures of our patrons enjoying themselves:

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There were prizes and some wonderful refreshments.  A huge thank you to Mary Ellen Kirkland, Terry Morton, Mary Smith and Pat Rice and also thank you to everyone involved in making this a success.

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What’s happening?????

The Havelock – Craven County Library now has their phones up and working. Considering everything else that is going on in our state from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew; this was a small inconvenience.  We are keeping all the displaced people in our thoughts and prayers while the cleanup continues.

Hope you enjoyed the Havelock Friends of the Library Book Sale which ended on October 22, 2016.  If you happened to miss this one, there will be another one in 2017.

The Books and Bunco event will be on November 6, 2016.  Please get your tickets ($10.00) in advance at the circulation desk.

Also the Creative Writing Classes will be starting on November 7, 2016.  These classes are free but you need to sign up. Reserve your spot today!

How many of you have tried out our new catalog system?  Are you having any problems? I have requested books and they have come in without a hitch.  Please let the librarians know of any issues you are experiencing.

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Residual from Hurricane Matthew!

The telephone lines at the Havelock-Craven County Library are experiencing some difficulties.  I will notify you when this issue has been resolved. Thank you in advance for your patience!

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Our new catalog system…

Our new catalog system is called the Public Access Catalog (PAC) system.  You can access the catalog through our Web page and click on the heading Public Access Catalog.  On the drop down menu click on My Library Account. Then click on My Library Account image and it will take you to the PAC system. You can also go to the website directly to access the PAC system. The address is:   Just highlight and copy this address and paste into your browser search.

From that point, patrons will choose to sign into their library account via the Log In button in the top right hand corner. Your account number is your library card number and the pin is the last four digits of your phone number. This brings patrons to their library account, where all of the advantages of our prior system are available.

If you have any difficulty accessing the Public Access Catalog (PAC), you may contact the library at 252-447-7509 and we will be happy to assist you. We encourage you to access this site and enjoy the convenience of ordering library materials from your home.

We look forward to seeing you!

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THE HAVELOCK – CRAVEN COUNTY LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FROM OCTOBER 3rd, 2016 through October 9th, 2016 for system updates.

The Library will reopen on Monday October 10th, 2016 at its regular time of 10:00 am.

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Things are Happening at the Library…

The Friends of the Havelock Library are having the October Book Sale on October 20, 2016 through October 22, 2016.  They are accepting donations of gently used books, media, etc. now.  Please drop off at the Havelock Library circulation desk.  Look for signs that are posted in the Library for the times of the sale.

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Mark Your Calendars…

Coming to the Havelock – Craven County Public Library at the end of February through the month of April will be the “Let’s Talk About It” series Mad Women in the Attic.  Make sure you sign up at the circulation desk at the library. We have a great time and always enjoy the speakers.

More information will be added as we get closer!

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Creative Writing Class coming to Havelock-Craven County Public Library!

Starting November 7, 2016, Charles Watson, published author and teacher of creative writing, will begin facilitating classes at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library. This program aims to help beginning and intermediate writers desiring to know how and where to start; how to put it all together or even how to increase their powers of observation and language as a writer.

There will be four age levels of classes offered each week aimed toward middle school students, high school students, college students and adult students. These classes will be fourteen weeks beginning the first week of November. Supplies needed are a journal or composition book and pencil or pen. This class is free. For more information email the instructor, Charles Watson at or call the library at 252-447-7509.

The schedule for classes are as follows:

Middle School Students                          Mondays at 4:00 pm Beginning November 7th

High School Students                             Wednesdays at 4:00 pm beginning November 9th

College Students                                      Fridays at 12:30 pm beginning November 18th

Adult Students                                          Saturdays at 1:00 pm beginning November 12th

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